Cabinet Maker Salary

Cabinet Makers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $16.71 per hour. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. More than a third enjoy medical while around a sixth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to fewer than one in ten. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,600 - $73,250
(Median)
$28K
$42K
$73K
MEDIAN: $41,522
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90%

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$11.73 - $24.71
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$27,600 - $73,250  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
Profit Sharing
$1,221 - $2,622  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,083 - $53,939  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.73 - $24.71  
   
Overtime
$16.12 - $34.78  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,221 - $2,622  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,083 - $53,939  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 441

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Job Description for Cabinet Maker

Cabinet makers work with a variety of materials, including wood, laminate, and steel. They work in both residential and commercial settings to build and install cabinetry and storage sections. In some situations, cabinet makers are also designers; in others, they are simply required to be able to read and follow blueprints and implement the vision of a designer or architect.

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Cabinet Maker Tasks

  • Trim and verify dimensions before fastening and adhering components; sanding, staining, sealing and painting surfaces; and adding hardware.
  • Cut and shape selected wood by operating power saws, planers, sanders, jointers, routers, and nailers.
  • Build cabinets with the aid of blueprints, specifications, and part calculations.
  • Prepare cost and time estimates in addition to conserving use of equipment and supplies.

Common Career Paths for Cabinet Maker


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It is somewhat unusual to come across Cabinet Makers who move on to become Cabinetmaker Foremans, but it does happen from time to time, and the median salary for that position sits slightly higher at $44K. The most common promotion for Cabinet Makers is Bench Carpenter Cabinetmaker, a position that typically pays $39K annually. Another standard transition for Cabinet Makers seeking advancement is to assume a Kitchen Cabinet Maker role, where pay is often $35K.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Cabinet Makers who took the survey. Those who have experience with CNC/NC, Blueprints, and Cabinetry Installation can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Cabinetry Installation, Blueprints, and CNC/NC.

Pay by Experience Level for Cabinet Maker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Cabinet Makers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $29K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $35K. On average, Cabinet Makers make $39K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $41K.

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Experience Affects Cabinet Maker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Cabinet Maker Salaries

National Average
$37,000

CNC/NC
up arrow 7%


Blueprints
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 38% dental benefits Dental: 16%
vision benefits Vision: 7% employee benefits None: 61%